International trade union visits Riyadh labor court to discuss work environment

The delegation visited the clients’ services office, the unified translation center and the labor research office. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 11 July 2019

International trade union visits Riyadh labor court to discuss work environment

  • The court has a strong technology base that allows transparency, which is very impressive

RIYADH: The labor court in Riyadh received the head of the national labor committee and a delegation from the International Trade Union Confederation, headed by its general secretary, Sharan Burrow.

The delegation toured the court, and was introduced to its digitized processes. They visited the clients’ services office, the unified translation center and the labor research office. The delegation discussed with court staff its role in raising legal awareness and the rights of both employers and workers.

Burrow said she was impressed by the workflow inside the court and how it created ease for clients.

“The court has a strong technology base that allows transparency, which is very impressive. The link with enforcement courts is also critical and few countries have that capability,” Burrow said.

The Ministry of Justice announced that over 86,000 sessions have been held since the labor courts were established in November last year, with nearly 524 daily sessions held across the Kingdom.

Riyadh stands first with 27,953 sessions, followed by Makkah at 17,721. Settlements should be finalized within 20 days, but if this is not achieved then they are electronically processed to the court through the Labor Ministry.

Labor courts in Saudi Arabia were launched in November 2018 as part of legal reforms. The courts aim to optimize the use of technology to boost legal services.


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Saudi minister of foreign affairs receives US envoy to Riyadh

  • US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia John Abizaid visited Adel Al-Jubeir on Monday

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Al-Jubeir also held a separate meeting with a delegation of the US EastWest Institute, which was led by John Hurley. During the meeting, which was attended by a number of officials, they reviewed historical Saudi-US ties and the Kingdom’s stances on different regional and international issues.